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Too little food from animal sources may increase risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.

These bugs are a huge threat to crops in West Africa

Last year, a South-American moth caused great damage to maize and other crops in several West African countries, threatening the food security of millions of people.

Exercise helps prevent falls in Parkinson’s patients

Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later stages of the disease.

Heart monitoring using microsensors

Although, its diameter is less than that of a matchstick it is able to provide surgeons with more information than ever before.

Why do Norwegian youths believe the West is at war with Islam?

Nearly sixty percent of Oslo’s youth population believe the West is at war with Islam. Is it just a sign of the times?

One radiator to heat a whole floor

What happens to people’s comfort level when the heating system in a super-insulated building is simplified by installing only one radiator per floor?

Dressed up with jewellery stolen in Viking raids

We might not consider it bling, but to the Viking-age woman who wore a fitting from a horse’s harness, it was an exotic piece of jewellery. Never mind that it was stolen from the British Isles during a Viking raid.

Researchers turned this garage into an attractive, energy-efficient house

Combining old and new to achieve reduced energy consumption, a better living environment and architectural success. It’s definitely possible and researchers will show you how.

Declining lung function in menopausal women

Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years.

How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.
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